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Study: Bilingual Children Are Smarter

Shalom Life – Roi Mitteiler

“Fluency in two languages, or bilingualism, substantially contributes to mental dexterity and the ability to rapidly skip between different cognitive mind sets and challenges, according to new research out of the University of Haifa.”(more)

U. of Haifa study: Bilingual people exhibit greater cognitive flexibility

The Jerusalem Post – Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

“University of Haifa researchers have found that bilingualism significantly contributes to the cognitive ability to create a variety of ideas and to skip among them…Being equally fluent in two languages contributes significantly to cognitive flexibility expressed in the ability to create a variety of ideas and ways of coping with problems and the ability to skip quickly among sets of thoughts.”(more)

Nobel laureates show students science of the future

New Zealand Herald – Abraham Rabinovich

“Some of the brightest young scientific minds in the Asia/Pacific region, including five students from New Zealand, yesterday completed a week-long immersion in cutting-edge science in Jerusalem featuring lectures by five Nobel Prize laureates and 25 other leading scientists.”(more)

Students to represent at the sixth Asia Science Camp

The Times of India – Staff Writer

“The sixth edition of the Asia Science Camp (ASC) is being conducted in Israel this year…”ASC provides a globally recognised forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists and bright students in science…”(more)